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soft cow's milk cheese

Rich, fresh cow's milk cheese, soft enough to be spread; made into a cylinder and sold sliced into multiples of six. It's often dressed with olive oil and herbs when fresh, or topped with spices; the cheeses are often fried or grilled as well (tomino da padella).

Each corner of Piedmont produces its own tomino; tomino Canavese and tomino Casalborgone, for instance, are designated PAT.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by fattoria osella